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NAPOLEON'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT.  A FACSIMILE EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT, TOGETHER WITH ITS CODICILS, APPENDED INVENTORIES, LETTERS AND INSTRUCTIONS, PRESERVED IN THE FRENCH NATIONAL ARCHIVES., (Bonaparte, Napoleon).  Commentaries by Jean-Pierre Babelon and Suzanne D'Huart.  Translated from the French and introduced by Alex de Jonge.
1 (Bonaparte, Napoleon). Commentaries by Jean-Pierre Babelon and Suzanne D'Huart. Translated from the French and introduced by Alex de Jonge. NAPOLEON'S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT. A FACSIMILE EDITION OF THE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT, TOGETHER WITH ITS CODICILS, APPENDED INVENTORIES, LETTERS AND INSTRUCTIONS, PRESERVED IN THE FRENCH NATIONAL ARCHIVES.
Paddington, New York, 1977. 
106 pp, + 6 pages of b&w illustrations, 11" H, soft cover. ISBN 0448221861 " 'France, armee, tete d'armee, Josephine...' These were the strangely moving, strangely revealing last words spoken by Napoleon Bonaparte as he lay dying on the isle of S t. Helena in 1821. Ever since, they have contributed to the popular heroic image of the man who commanded the loyalty of millions, conquered almost the whole of Europe and lost the woman he loved. But his will, reprinted here in facsimile a n d t r a n slated into English for the first time, throws fascinating new light on one of the most enigmatic and extraordinary figures in history. From the detailed lists of his shirts and snuff boxes to the distribution of millions of francs, fr om h i s bi tt er denunciation of the 'English oligarchy and their hired assassin' to his fervent attempts to keep the Napoleonic legend alive through his son, 'The Last Will and Testament' illustrates the contradictions of the Corsican turned Fre nch man , th e ' pet it caporal' turned 'Empereur', the man turned superman and, finally, the man." Interior - light cigarette odor, slight browning in margins of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light brow ning t o e dges of tex t block, browning to edges of covers. Very Good- 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
THE CONCEITED LAMB.  LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497., Barr, Noel.
2 Barr, Noel. THE CONCEITED LAMB. LADYBIRD SERIES NO. 497.
Loughborough Wills & Hepworth 1953 Third Edition Hard Cover Good+ P.B. Hickling. 
Unpaginated, 7" H. Buff paper-covered boards, colour pastedown on front board, black lettering on spine and front board. B&w pictorial endpapers showing pet lamb, pig, cows and horses in farm setting. Text pages alternate with charming colour illustrations of idyllic farm life. A pet lamb teases the working animals on the farm for not having beautiful white coats like he does, ultimately testing their patience. When he finally get his just reward, he is wise enough to laugh along with the others, finding friendship counts for more than looks. Wrinkling and wear at top/bottom of spine; light edge and corner wear; one very small corner bump; light browning on spine, edges and parts of rear board. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
BULLDOGS:  AN OWNER'S COMPANION., Bruton, Christian.
3 Bruton, Christian. BULLDOGS: AN OWNER'S COMPANION.
Crowood, Marlborough, 1998, first edition. 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861261349 Many b&w photographs. "Universally acknowledged as representing the British national character, the Bulldog can trace its ancestry back to Roman times. With the prohibition on bullbaiting in the nineteenth century came a decline in the popularity of the Bulldog, almost to the point of extinction. The breed was kept alive by a few dedicated fanciers and has now adapted itself to domesticity and become an affec t i o n a t e companion and an ideal household pet. Whilst Bulldogs are far from vicious, they can display great courage in protecting their owners, families and property should the need arise. This detailed book traces the origins of the Bulldog a nd c om pa re s t he conformation of the Bulldog in the early years with today's standard. The author provides clear information on what to look for when choosing a puppy, care, management and breeding. There is also a section on holistic medi cin es for th e p rev en ti on and cure of common ailments and diseases. Readers will learn the correct way to show the dog, and gain useful insights into the world of judging. Packed with interesting and useful information for those thinking of buyi ng a pu ppy, or owne rs new and old, (this) is a must for all lovers of the breed." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, one small closed tear with soft creasing at bottom of rear panel, light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
THE VATICAN AND HOLY YEAR., Fenichell, Stephen S. and Andrews, Phillip.
4 Fenichell, Stephen S. and Andrews, Phillip. THE VATICAN AND HOLY YEAR.
Halcyon House, Garden City, New York, 1950, first edition. 
115 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "....the history and glories of the Vatican and the highlights of the pilgrim's visit to Rome are dramatically presented. Since the proc lamation of the first Jubilee in 1300, Holy Years have called thousands of faithful to the Eternal City; the pilgrims of 1950 follow an ancient religious tradition. Vatican City, the smallest independent state in the world, is fully descr i b e d - i t s wealth of art treasures, its colorful guards' corps, and its architectural masterpieces. The ancient and modern glories of the Basilica of St. Peter are inspiring examples of faith and religious veneration. In the historical acc ou nt o f t he Po pe s, nearly two thousand years of Papal sovereignty unfolds, with strands intimately affecting the nations and peoples of the world. This volume contains photographs of the 1950 Holy Year ceremonies and the opening of the Holy Do or of St . Pet e r's by Po pe Pius XII on Christmas Eve, 1949. It is a book for all those who are interested in Holy Year - for those who participate in the ceremonies at home as well as for those who are making the pilgrimage to Rome." A fe w ti ny fox ing m arks o n ed ges of b oards, book is cocked. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning to edges, fading to spine and light fading on parts of front panel, a few tiny scuffs on spine. Very G ood/G ood + 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MAORILAND FAIRY TALES., Howes, Edith.
5 Howes, Edith. MAORILAND FAIRY TALES.
London Ward, Lock 1958 Reprint Hard Cover Good Good- 
224 pp, 7 3/8" H. Colour frontispiece, six b&w illustrations. Contents: The Wanderers; The Six Brothers; Tiki; Tawhaki's Climb; How the Moon was Made; Brother and Sister; The Sea-King's Victory; The Magician's Magic; Maui; More about Maui; The King and the Fairies; Hatupatu; The Star Hunt; The Pet Whale; On the Moon; The Wooden Head; The Fountain of Fish; Rata; The Island and the Taniwha; The Most Beautiful Maiden in the World; The Giant in the Cave; Tama and his Brother; Tama and his Wife; Sea-Goblins; The Great Bird of the Hills; The Floating Island; The Princess and the Giant; Hinemoa's Swim. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, very light foxing on spine and at bottom of boards, minor soiling, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has moderate edge wear, light edge wrinkling and a few edge tears, moderate browning on rear panel, a crease down the front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE., Mason, Herbert Molloy, Jr.
6 Mason, Herbert Molloy, Jr. THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE.
Smithmark, New York, 1995. 
340 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0831757124 B&w photographs, maps. "Presents the full, authoritative story of that 'brave band of brothers' who were the first Americans to fight in World War I. Patriots, adventurers, even soldiers of fortune, they came from all walks of life, burning with a kind of idealism which has now all but disappeared. They began their fight against the Hun in the trenches - as members of the Foreign Legion they kept their U.S. cit i z e n s h ip - but turned naturally and enthusiastically to the new war that was being waged high in the sky. They flew French planes and at first were scattered among various French squadrons. Then a special 'escadrille' was formed for the Amer ic an s, a nd s oon its reputation spread far beyond the front. While the United States was sending obsolete 'Jenny' training planes against Pancho Villa in Mexico, the Lafayette Escadrille - and Americans like Norman Prince, Raoul Lufbery, Victo r C hap man , B ill Th aw, Kiffin Rockwell and Jim McConnell - was meeting in deadly dogfights the best pilots Germany had to offer. (This book) is based on years of research in Europe and in America, including interviews with survivors of the Esc adri lle. It is ther efor e not only the definitive story of the Escadrille but also a unique portrayal of the first war in the air. It reveals the full spectrum of their existence - in the air as well as on the ground. It tells of pet lion cub s (na med W hiske y an d Sod a) as well as ambitious air raids; of dogfights as well as highjinks in Paris. More than any other book, this dramatic narrative tells honestly and in depth what it was like to be an American pursuit pilot in the Great War." Mino r wrin kling at to p/bott om of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of front hinge and at top of rear flap-fold. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
7 Muller-Bierl, Maja. THE PROFESSIONAL'S BOOK OF BUDGERIGARS.
Neptune City, NJ T.F.H. 1990 0866220763 / 9780866220767 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 4to (11 3/16" H). Profusely illustrated with color photos. "(A) comprehensive and beautiful book that provides all of the information that is necessary for the proper feeding, care, and breeding of these popular pet birds. (It is) a practical, easy-to-read book that will be helpful to the beginning fancier and advanced aviculturist alike. In addition to the vital advice about keeping and breeding budgerigars, budgerigar enthusiasts will learn about the various color varieties that different breeding combinations produce." Contents: Preface; Keeping and General Management; Feeding; Breeding; The Breeding Cycle; Dangers and Possible Mistakes; Budgerigar Breeding: Pet Bird or Show Bird?; Suggested Reading; Index. Tiny dent/scuff on fore-edge of front board, minor rubbing to glossy boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TSOKO.  THE STORY OF A VERVET MONKEY., Rayner, Richard.  Illustrations by Lis Davis.
8 Rayner, Richard. Illustrations by Lis Davis. TSOKO. THE STORY OF A VERVET MONKEY.
Baobab Books, Harare, 1990. 
124 pp, 8 5/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0908311273 B&w illustrations. "A troop of vervet monkeys running to escape the flames of a bush fire; a baby monkey flung from its mother as she is caught in a poacher's snare. Thus begins the story of Tsoko, of his adventures and misadventures in the wild and in the strange world of humans. And as this tale unfolds, there is the remarkable, almost magical relationship with his black friend Wordsworth, a gentle man gifted with a love for animals and the natural world...(this book) tells with tenderness, understanding and touches of fantasy, of the problems arising for people who acquire a wild animal pet, and not least for the animal itself which has to submit to human choices. It also con t a i n s m any facts about vervets, the most common species of monkey in Zimbabwe, and wildlife conservation in general. Primarily a book for older children, it should also appeal to a great number of adults." Interior - Christmas gift inscripti on o n ha lf - ti tle page, wrinkles (from manufacturing process) at top edge of first half of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small area of edge wear at bottom of front cover. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HOW THE BAND GOT TOGETHER.  MAID MARIAN AND HER MERRY MEN SERIES., Robinson, Tony.  Illustrated by Paul Cemmick.
9 Robinson, Tony. Illustrated by Paul Cemmick. HOW THE BAND GOT TOGETHER. MAID MARIAN AND HER MERRY MEN SERIES.
BBC Books, (London, 1992), reprint. 
Unpaginated, 11 3/4" H, soft cover. Full-color cartoons throughout. "After hours of painstaking research, the true story of what happened in Sherwood Forest has been uncovered: Maid Marian did all the work and Robin Hood took all the credit. Robi n was actually a terrific coward. It was Marian, a born leader ever since she was her school's rounders captain, who managed to assemble a complete bunch of idiots to fight the evil ways of King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. In the e a r l i e s t legend about Maid Marian and Robin Hood...we learn how the Sheriff of Nottingham swallowed Marian's pet tadpole, Edwina. Once Marian had decided to rescue her pet from the Sheriff's murky depths, it was only natural that she shoul d t ur n to R ob in , a trendy go-for-it boutique owner, to design some costumes for herself and her Merry Men..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two small soft corner creases. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
PROTESTANT NONCONFORMITY AND ROMAN CATHOLICISM:  A GUIDE TO SOURCES IN THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE.  PRO READERS' GUIDE NO. 13., Shorney, David.
10 Shorney, David. PROTESTANT NONCONFORMITY AND ROMAN CATHOLICISM: A GUIDE TO SOURCES IN THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE. PRO READERS' GUIDE NO. 13.
PRO Publications, London, 1996. 
126 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 1873162278 B&w and color illustrations. "For at least six centuries the authorities in England and Wales have kept a watchful eye on the activities of dissidents from the Established Church. Many of thei r observations and decrees have found their way into the Public Record Office which today provides students of ecclesiastical history with a wealth of material to aid their researches. This Readers' Guide points them to the most important c l a s s e s o f documents and suggests how these can throw light on the growth and development of religious dissent, both Protestant and Roman Catholic. Local and family historians will also find this guide an invaluable tool. It introduces th e r ea de r to s ig n if icant genealogical resources housed in the PRO: the Catholic recusant rolls and especially the non-parochial registers kept by numerous Nonconformist and some Roman Catholic congregations, comprising thousands of individua l nam es and s nip pet s o f per sonal information. The guide also has several useful elements for the reader: a list of other archives containing material on Nonconformity and Catholicism; a glossary of terms; and an extensive bibliography." Sec ti on h ead ings ; T he e merg ence o f a Protestant dissenting tradition; Nonconformist baptismal, marriage and burial registers; Other Nonconformist records; Roman Catholicism in England and Wales; Records of Catholicism; PRO classes relating to Non confo rmit y and Rom an Ca tholi cism. I nter ior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine. 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
THESE ARE OUR FRIENDS.  NEW EDITION.  FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES., Sister M. Marguerite.
11 Sister M. Marguerite. THESE ARE OUR FRIENDS. NEW EDITION. FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES.
Toronto Ginn & Company New edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) Corinne Malvern & Charlotte Ware. 
192 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s/early 1960s, this is the first reader of the Faith and Freedom series, designed to follow the primer and extending the pupil's vocabulary by 145 words. Join David, Ann, Little Sue and Tiny Tom playing with pets and friends, listening to stories, visiting the pet store and the farm, meeting a policeman, a fireman, getting lost in a store, etc. Charming colour illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, vehicles, farms, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! Interior - school stamp at top of front free endpaper, a few very soft wrinkles, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - light browning to edges of text block, slight small bump at corners and top/bottom of spine, light soiling on rear board. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THIS IS OUR FAMILY.  NEW EDITION.  FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES., Sister M. Marguerite.
12 Sister M. Marguerite. THIS IS OUR FAMILY. NEW EDITION. FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES.
Toronto Ginn & Company New edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) Corinne Malvern & Ralph Shepherd. 
175 pp, 8 1/4". Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s/early 1960s, this is the primer of the Faith and Freedom series. Join David, Ann and friends as they help mother, play with their new pet dog Zip, go to school, welcome their new baby sister Mary, celebrate Christmas, etc. Charming colour illustrations showing clothes, toys, stores, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! Interior - soft wrinkles to several pages, school stamp at top of front free endpaper, one page with 1" tear archivally taped, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor browning to edges of textblock, very small bump at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on front board, very light stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 


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